“MEM­PHIS” COM­ING TO BROWARD CEN­TER

South Florida Times - - ENTERTAINMENT - Staff Re­port

The Tony Award win­ning mu­si­cal, “Mem­phis,” is on its way to the Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts stage. Slow Burn Theatre Com­pany and the Broward Cen­ter present the award-win­ning Broad­way mu­si­cal that bursts off the stage with ex­plo­sive danc­ing, ir­re­sistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and for­bid­den love.

Per­for­mances in the Amaturo The­ater will be held Thurs­day, March 22–Sun­day, April 8. This win­ner of four Tony Awards, in­clud­ing Best Mu­si­cal, is in­spired by real events and the un­der­ground dance clubs of 1950s Mem­phis, Tenn. It tells the story of a ra­dio DJ who wants to change the world and a club singer who is ready for her big break.

The cre­ative team of Joe DiPi­etro “(I Love You, You're Per­fect, Now Change”) and Bon Jovi's found­ing mem­ber David Bryan also took home Tony Awards for what the As­so­ci­ated Press la­beled “the very essence of what a Broad­way mu­si­cal should be."

Slow Burn Theatre Artis­tic Di­rec­tor Pa­trick Fitzwa­ter is di­rect­ing and chore­ograph­ing the show, with per­for­mances Thurs­day–Satur­day, March 22 through April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sun­day at 2 p.m. with a mati­nee on Wed­nes­day, March 28 at 1 p.m.

Tick­ets are $47–$60 and can be pur­chased via Tick­et­mas­ter, Parker Play­house and af­fil­i­ated venues. Buy tick­ets on­line at BrowardCen­ter.org or Tick­et­mas­ter.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Cen­ter’s Au­toNa­tion Box Of­fice.

The Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts is lo­cated in the River­walk Arts & En­ter­tain­ment Dis­trict at 201 SW Fifth Av­enue in Fort Laud­erdale.

PHO­TOS COUR­TESY OF RO­DRIGO BALFANZ

BROAD­WAY IN BROWARD: Khadi­jah Rolle and Brian Golub star in "Mem­phis," com­ing to the Broward Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts March 22 through April 8.

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